DURANGO TRAFFIC ALERT: EMERGENCY REPAIR WORK - CDOT to Replace Damaged Traffic Signal Cabinet Today

February 7, 2019 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists urged to watch for workers and flaggers

DURANGO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will be replacing a damaged electrical cabinet on US Highway 550, North Main Avenue today, Thursday, February 7. The electrical cabinet was struck and damaged by a vehicle.  

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today, the traffic light signal at the intersection of 25th Street and Main Avenue will be turned off and will not be operating. Motorists will encounter flagging personnel, controlling vehicle traffic through the intersection. Travelers are urged to drive slowly through the work zone and watch out for workers, trucks and equipment in the area.

Traffic Program Engineer, Julie Constan said, “The time frame for this emergency repair work has been scheduled to accommodate our busy commuter traffic for Durango’s north business district. We hope to minimize traffic impacts by working after 9:00 this morning and wrapping repairs up before afternoon rush hour begins.”    


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Colorado Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.